Find Fun Illinois And Iowa Events In This Week’s FUN10!
Fun10 — ten ways for you to have fun in the Quad-Cities, this week and every week, running every Sunday, only on your site for fun, free, local entertainment, QuadCities.com!
Every Sunday, we drop a new Fun10, to give you a head start on your week and a heads up on what’s going on over the coming seven days. Check out Fun10 every Sunday for the details on ten awesome events happening around town. It’s a cool read, and a great way to get started planning your entertainment for the week.
So what’s on the Fun10 for this week? Read on…
Ballet Quad Cities Returns With ‘The Nutcracker’
In 10 days The Nutcracker and The Rat Queen will battle to rule the Land of The Sweets. Find out who will rule the Kingdom at a performance of The Nutcracker!
Celebrate the holidays with an enchanted experience for the whole family. Be swept away on a journey to the land of sweets, as Ballet Quad Cities & Orchestra Iowa present The Nutcracker. Breathtaking sets, dazzling costumes, incredible dancers, and extraordinary music. This performance will leave you with memories to cherish for years to come.
Rock Island Schools Reading Night Is Tuesday
Davenport Library Holding Wellness Event
On Monday, December 5th from 9am – 12pm at | Main, The Library will be partnering with Amerigroup, St. Anthony’s Parish, Community Health Care, Inc., Iowa Total Care and Scott County Health Department to host a Free Winter Wellness Event. Healthcare Visits, Flu Shots, COVID shots and boosters, confidential HIV/HCV testing, gift cards, winter coats and blankets, hygiene items and 75 laundry vouchers valued at $10 each (sponsored by Amerigroup) will be provided free of charge to attendees of the event.
For more information, please visit: https://davenportlibrary.libcal.com/event/9711612
Geneseo Christmas Walk Strolling In This Weekend
The 2022 Geneseo Christmas Walk presents: A Victorian Walk Throwback
Saturday December 10, 2022
8:00 am – 8:00 pm
The Victorian Walk returns for one year only as the 2022 Geneseo Christmas Walk presents: Victorian Walk Throwback. This year’s logo features the classic Victorian family walking towards the Central Schoolhouse to celebrate Christmas in Geneseo!
Attending the Victorian Walk Throwback will be a must for anyone’s holiday schedule, so save the date!
Stay tuned for more Victorian Walk Throwback updates as we get closer to the holiday season. We promise that this year’s event will be one for the ages.
Merry Christmas, Geneseo!
For more information, please contact the Geneseo Chamber of Commerce at firstname.lastname@example.org, or 309-944-2686.
Rock Island Schools Hosting Holiday Concerts
Dec. 6th—RIHS Winter Orchestra Concert @ 7:00 PM @RIHS Auditorium
Dec. 7th—Washington Music Dept. Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium
Dec. 8th—Ridgewood @ 9:00 (3rd-6th grades and Miss Liz’s class) and 10:15 (K-2nd grades, Miss Alicia’s class, Miss Kati’s class)
Dec. 8th—Edison Music Dept. Winter Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium
Dec. 12th—RIHS Winter Band Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium
Dec. 13th—RIHS Winter Choir Concert @ 7:00 PM @ RIHS Auditorium
Dec. 14th—Earl Hanson @ 9:00 AM (K-2nd grades) and @ 10:00 AM (3rd-6th grades)
Dec. 14th—RICMS @ 6:30 PM @ RIHS Auditorium
Dec. 15th—Eugene Field @ 10:00 AM and 2:00 PM (K-3rd grades only)
Dec. 15th—Denkmann @ 6:00 PM (K-3rd grades) and 7:30 PM (4th-6th grades) @ RIHS Auditorium
Dec. 16th—RI Academy @ 1:00 PM (K-2nd grades) and 2:00 PM (3rd-6th grades)
Dec. 16th—Longfellow @ 1:30 PM
Dec. 16th—Frances Willard @ 1:00 (K-2nd grades) and 2:00 PM (3rd-6th grades)
Get The Blues Every Wednesday At Kavanaugh’s
And every Wednesday night at 8 p.m. at the Hilltop you can check out some awesome local musicians at the open mic blues jam.
So if you like the blues, head to the Hilltop on Wednesdays!
Bootleg Hill Open Mic Showcases Local Talent
Looking for a spot to showcase your talents?
How about the Bootleg Hill open mic night?
The musical open mic night is back. Happening weekly at Bootleg Hill Honey Meads in downtown Davenport. All are welcome. Hosted by Dan Fennesy and starts at 8 p.m.
Rock Out With Bingo!
And she’s loving him with that body, I just know it,
Yeah ‘n’ he’s holding her in his arms late, late at night.”
Just like “regular” bingo, but we replaced bingo numbers, like “B16”, with parts of songs. If you know the song title (no phones, devices or apps – basically no cheating), then place a bingo chip on that square. Get 5 squares in a row and you’re a winner!!
It’s the most fun you will ever have playing bingo!
Rock Star Bingo
EVERY Wednesday @ 7pm
The Tangled Wood (Bettendorf, IA)
Name That Tune +
Rock Star Bingo
Win FREE drinks!
Music changes EVERY week!
Music from the 50’s through music that came out in the last month!
Winter Nights Winter Lights Lighting Up Rock Island
The Quad City Botanical Center is proud to announce MidAmerican Energy Company as the presenting sponsor of the fifth annual Winter Nights Winter Lights.
The outdoor gardens will be in winter bloom with over 160,000 glowing lights, showcasing our largest light display yet. Explore the Sun Garden, Children’s Garden, lawns, pond and pocket gardens of our outdoor light exhibit as you experience our largest fundraiser of the year.
Bundle up, stroll the gardens at night and visit the outdoor events canopy for hot cocoa and treats for purchase by Taste Buds, a Downtown Rock Island business we are proud to partner with.
Bring the kids for free crafts to make and take or plan your visit on one of our special event nights.
New this year, Botanical Center members and FunBundle members will enjoy free admission Wednesday nights during the exhibit. Memberships can be purchased on qcgardens.com.
EXHIBIT DATES AND TIMES
Nov 17 – Dec 12, Wed – Sun, 5-9PM
Dec 15 – Jan 2, Daily*, 5-9PM
Open New Year’s Eve and the night of New Year’s Day.
Closed Thanksgiving, Christmas Eve and Christmas.
$8 Adults, $4 Youth 2-15, Under 2 Free
QC Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members
receive $2 off Admission
Quad City Botanical Center members and FunBundle members enjoy free admission Wednesday nights throughout the exhibit duration. Members must show membership card upon entry.
Tickets available on qcgardens.com.
MEMBERS FREE ADMISSION NIGHTS
WEDNESDAYS, 11/17-1/2, 5-9PM
Members must show membership card upon entry. Advanced tickets not required. Free for Botanical Center Members and FunBundle Members
12/2, 12/16, 12/30 THURS, 6-9PM
Enjoy live music by Roger Carlson and seasonal cocktails indoors at the cash bar. Snacks and hot cocoa provided.
$20 couple, $10 individual
SANTA AND THE MRS. VISIT
12/10 FRI, 12/11 SAT, 5-8PM
Visit Santa and Mrs. Claus and take your own photos. Advanced ticket purchase highly recommended.
IMPACTLIFE BLOOD DRIVE
11/24, 12/15, WED, 4-7:30PM
Donate blood at the donor bus in our parking lot on select dates to receive two free tickets to the light exhibit. Masks and appointments are required. Schedule an appointment at bloodcenter.org or call 800-747-5401. Hosted in collaboration with Visit Quad Cities.
Maddie Poppe Coming To Rhythm City
Folk Singer Maddie Poppe is set to perform music from her Christmas From Home EP in the Event Center at Rhythm City Casino on Sunday, December 11, 2022 at 8 PM. Tickets are $30 plus applicable online/phone ticketing fee (this fee is waived when tickets are purchased at The Market Gift Shop inside Rhythm City Casino Resort).
All ages are welcome to attend. Tickets in the ADA section are for patrons with mobility disabilities and up to three companions. If companion seating is not available because the ADA section is sold out, Rhythm City Casino Resort will offer other seats as close as possible to the accessible seat, if available, at the purchase price of the original section.
Maddie Poppe is a twenty-four-year-old singer-songwriter from Clarksville, Iowa and Season 16 winner of American Idol. Maddie fell in love with music at a young age, learning to play guitar, ukulele and piano. In 2016, Maddie released her debut album, “Songs from the Basement,” which she wrote, produced and recorded alongside her father, Trent. After years of performing locally in Iowa, she decided to audition for American Idol and was ultimately crowned the winner in May 2018.
Since her Idol victory, Maddie has appeared on multiple TV shows including Jimmy Kimmel Live, Live! With Kelly & Ryan and the Radio Disney Music Awards and the Kelly Clarkson Show. Maddie’s sophomore album Whirlwind reached #2 on the iTunes Pop charts and her single “Made You Miss” earned #19 on the Hot AC Radio charts. Her sentimental ballad “Not Losing You” also swept radio charts, reaching #17.
In Fall 2019, Maddie supported Ingrid Michaelson on The Dramatic Tour, an experience she calls a dream come true.
Hoping to brighten the 2020 holiday season, Maddie released a holiday EP aptly titled Christmas From Home on November 20th and embarked on a near-sold out acoustic Christmas tour. Maddie is currently working on new music!